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Andy Rawson

After reading Natural Sciences and Computer Science at Queens' College Cambridge, Andy's early work was in computer graphics and defence systems.

His interest then turned more to business, and in recent years he has specialised in database systems and in particular Data Warehousng and Business Intelligence. Creating an integrated representation of information from multiple sources, and extracting business value from high volume complex data is his forte.

Recently Andy has been helping a major client with spatial processing of telematics data from vehicles, used to assess accident risks and other aspects of driving behaviour.

Overall his industry experience is broad, covering Insurance, Banking, Financial Services, Utilities and Energy Trading, Telecoms, Manufacturing, Retail, Veterinary and Healthcare.

Andy believes that the best results from Business Intelligence projects are usually achieved when business and technical people are able to work closely together.

Jo Walshe

Jo joined what was then Ciba-Geigy in 1985 after reading Chemistry at Somerville College Oxford and completing a PhD in Organometallic Chemistry at the University of Kent at Canterbury. She worked for 2 years as a research chemist before moving out into marketing. After completing a number of smaller projects, Jo took over the project management of an organisation-wide business system implementation.

This early business systems project management developed into a consultancy career spanning more than 20 years. Jo worked at System Software Associates for 9 years managing ERP implementations and since 2000 has delivered consultancy services for First DBS.

For the past 8 years Jo has also taught operations management at postgraduate level for a leading UK distance-learning university. She has also tutored on an IT professional development portfolio module

Much of Jo's work has involved collaborative on-line work delivered as part of a virtual team. This is an area of current interest which she is seeking to develop.

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